ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Ira Yeager - LewAllen Galleries (Railyard) - August 19th - September 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition vividly illustrate the artist&rsquo;s remarkable facility with distinctive combinations of historical content, realist imagery and slightly abstracted, even fanciful, elements. The son of a Pacific Northwest hunter, trapper, and merchant, Yeager grew up in the midst of Native American traders from Washington and Vancouver Island, an exposure that spawned his lifelong respect for and reverence of Native People, their culture and history as courageous and noble people with a vital place in American history. He has honored these aspects in fifty years of painting Indian portraits to which he now adds gripping narrative paintings that combine portraiture with wildlife, fish and birds that featured so significantly in his early life among these people.</p> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:09:01 +0000